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Zbik Offers No Excuses For Stopping Sturm Contest

By Alexander Pavlov

German boxer Sebastian Zbik (30-2, 10KOs) hadno excuses for Friday's stoppage loss to WBA middleweight king Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16KOs) in Cologne, Germany. Zbik started well in the first two rounds, but he faded as the rounds continued. After taking a lot of punishment in the eight and ninth rounds, the entire team decided to stop the fight before the start of the tenth.

"I admit defeat, and I have nothing more to add. After the sixth round, my coach asked me if I was willing to continue. During the [training camp I was] sparring with three very strong partners. What happened to my strength during the fight....its hard to say. My legs were very tired. Felix has a very strong jab and we tried to [throw him off his game] in the first round, but I completely failed to do so. The coach and the doctor were concerned about the state of my health. I had to admit that I was jeopardizing my health [by continuing any further]. The decision to stop the fighting was made by the entire team," Zbik said.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MujoHrnjica on 04-15-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12003753]I idin;t see this but I know Zbik has no punch, a reason he couldn't keep Jr off him, and Sturm is better than most give him credit 4 though he got the gift of the decade vs Macklin...[/QUOTE] Gift…

Comment by nycsmooth on 04-14-2012

I idin;t see this but I know Zbik has no punch, a reason he couldn't keep Jr off him, and Sturm is better than most give him credit 4 though he got the gift of the decade vs Macklin...

Comment by Ravens Fan on 04-14-2012

I just watched the fight and it was a pretty good fight. And Sturm actually looks to be a pretty decent fighter when he decides to fight.

Comment by RlCKY on 04-14-2012

[QUOTE=The Smash;12002575]I'll tell you what happened, Zbik; 10 months ago you went 12 rounds with the baddest [B]son of a b*tch[/B] walking the face of the planet and, like he has done to 42 men before you & 2 others…

Comment by KTFO on 04-14-2012

[QUOTE=The Smash;12002575]I'll tell you what happened, Zbik; 10 months ago you went 12 rounds with the baddest son of a [I]b[/I]itch walking the face of the planet and, like he has done to 42 men before you & 2 others…

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